Nearly half a century since they were first used, dental implants remain the most reliable and longest-lasting way to replace an extracted or diseased tooth, Dr. Allan Lisbona told the audience at the 12th annual JGH Mini-Med School.
Recruitment has begun for a study that is examining the potential advantages of physical activity in helping to relieve stress, decrease fatigue, and maintain the overall health of individuals who serve as at-home caregivers for patients with advanced cancer.
Bryan Highbloom (right), JGH Music Therapist and organizer of the JGH Jazz Festival, joined visiting musicians in entertaining audiences during the 15th annual series of concerts in mid-June. Jazz, rock, folk, electronic, avant-garde and world music were performed by a wide array of artists, including members of JGH staff, daily for two weeks.
Plans are under way to upgrade the JGH’s ability to treat individuals with interstitial lung disease, an ailment—often of unknown origin—that causes progressive scarring of the lung tissue, thereby sharply reducing the amount of oxygen that enters the bloodstream.
Cure rates for hepatitis C appear to be climbing significantly among JGH patients, following the introduction of a new and greatly improved generation of medications, says Dr. Nir Hilzenrat, a JGH gastroenterologist.
Working closely with a monitor appointed by the provincial government, the Jewish General Hospital is embarking on a strategy to eliminate its deficit and trim its operating expenditures. The monitor, Dr. Michel Bureau, has already played a similar role in assisting the MUHC.
A large bilingual poster, recounting many of the JGH’s proudest achievements in recent years, is on view in the main lobby as part of the year-long celebration of the hospital’s 80th anniversary.